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    Andorra Geography 2001

      Location: Southwestern Europe, between France and Spain

      Geographic coordinates: 42 30 N, 1 30 E

      Map references: Europe

      total: 468 sq km
      land: 468 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      total: 120.3 km
      border countries: France 56.6 km, Spain 63.7 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

      Climate: temperate; snowy, cold winters and warm, dry summers

      Terrain: rugged mountains dissected by narrow valleys

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Riu Runer 840 m
      highest point: Coma Pedrosa 2,946 m

      Natural resources: hydropower, mineral water, timber, iron ore, lead

      Land use:
      arable land: 4%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 45%
      forests and woodland: 35%
      other: 16% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      Natural hazards: snowslides, avalanches

      Environment - current issues: deforestation; overgrazing of mountain meadows contributes to soil erosion; air pollution; wastewater treatment and solid waste disposal

      Environment - international agreements:
      party to: Hazardous Wastes
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Andorra on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Andorra Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Andorra Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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